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Property division explained

October 17, 2019

Brett Schlender Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC Understanding how courts divide marital property first requires an explanation of the marital estate. An “estate” in this sense is a paper classification of the property that is considered “marital” ...

Your right to know

October 17, 2019

The Leaders of the Republican Caucus in the Michigan House of Representatives want to pull public notices from newspapers and allow governmental entities (cities, villages, township, counties, etc.) to satisfy notice requirements by putting them on their websites. ...

Pregnant woman unjustly sentenced

October 17, 2019

By Marie E. Matyjaszek In a unique case, the Michigan Court of Appeals recently reversed the Grand Traverse Circuit Court’s sentencing of Samantha Hughes in a July 9, 2019 ruling.  Samantha was no stranger to legal trouble, and in the summer of ...

Local Voice: Fault in a no-fault divorce state

October 17, 2019

By Brent Schlender Foster Swift Collins &?Smith PC When a marriage fails, fingers point. Conceptually, the ideas of divorce and blameworthy conduct go hand in hand. Michigan’s label as a “no-fault” divorce state tends to obscure the role ...

Get to Know: Elizabeth Latchana

October 17, 2019

Elizabeth H. Latchana is a shareholder at Fraser Trebilcock, specializing in employee health and welfare benefits. Her expertise includes Affordable Care Act, ERISA, COBRA, Cafeteria Plans, Wrap Plans, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Health Reimbursement ...

My Turn: Helmet law repeal worth another look

October 17, 2019

Wind-whipped hair on Michigan highways and byways became commonplace in 2012, despite proof positive that it is indeed hazardous to your health. Seven years ago the Michigan Legislature voted to allow motorcyclists age 21 or older to legally ride without ...